How to Maximize Space in Your Kitchen Through Small Remodeling Projects

It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. But, if your kitchen feels cramped, you may dread having to work in this space, which can take away from your love of your home. Luckily, there are a few small kitchen remodeling projects that can be done to maximize space in a small kitchen and make your kitchen more functional. Here are three ways you can maximize space in your kitchen without having to gut, expand and completely remodel it. 


Look for Pieces that are Multi-Functional
When you are remodeling your kitchen, look for pieces that are multi-functional. For example, many people put an island in the center of their kitchen. This provides them with additional work space. But, the space below the countertop is dead, wasted-space. Instead of a plain island, look for one that has cabinets below it that can be used for storage or one that has a wine rack and wine fridge. Multi-functional pieces allow you to utilize the space in your kitchen for more than one function, which is ideal if you don’t have much space to work with. 

Pick Properly-Sized Appliances
A large refrigerator may be a great addition to your dream kitchen, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t have much space to work with. It can stick out and block walkways or it may limit your cabinet space, as you have to keep space clear so the doors can swing up and close. And while an over-sized six burner stove is trendy, it can take away from countertop space if you don’t have the space for such an appliance. If you have a smaller kitchen in Woodhaven MI, it is important that you select appliances that are properly-sized to keep from overwhelming your kitchen and ensure that it is functional for your needs.

Take Your Cabinets to the Ceiling
The last way that you can maximize the space in your kitchen is to install cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. This gives you more cabinet space, which is often lacking in small kitchens. Additionally, these types of cabinets are very trendy right now. Long, lean kitchen cabinets create an optical illusion of taller ceilings, which can help to open up your kitchen and make it look larger. If you don’t have enough cabinet space in your kitchen, swapping out the cabinets with ones that extend to your ceiling during a kitchen remodeling project can give you the space you need. 

Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive. As such, many people deal with cramped and nonfunctional kitchens because they don’t think they can afford to remodel their kitchen and make it more functional. However, there are a few minor changes that can be made that can greatly increase the efficiency of your kitchen. Adding multi-functional pieces to your kitchen, installing properly-sized appliances and selecting cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling can make your kitchen feel larger and give you more space to work with. Whether you live in Woodhaven MI or Detroit, one thing is for certain, maximizing your homes potential is crucial to adding value to it.

Remake or remodel your bathroom and/or kitchen today with Kurtis Kitchen and Bath. Find us online at, visit our showrooms in Clarkston, Livonia, Royal Oak, Woodhaven, and Utica MI, or call us at 1-888-Kurtis-1.


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